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Canadian Institute of Forestry eLectures 2012
NiCHE has archived 7 audio presentations from this event
These presentations are a selection of eLectures given during 2012 and put on by the Canadian Institute of Forestry. The theme of the talks was "Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Ongoing History of Canada's Forests"
Citation: Jim Farrell and Mark Kuhlberg, "Canada's Forest History: Deep Roots Support Strong Growth" and "Watching the Dust Settle for the First Time: Battling the Budworm from the Air in Cape Breton, 1925-27". CIF Lecture Series.
Bio: Jim graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. He worked for the Abitibi Paper Company (later Abitibi Consolidated) in Manitoba and Ontario supervising forestry operations, and buying and selling logs for company mills. He also worked for the Ministry of Natural Resources in Toronto.
Mark is an Assistant Professor of History, at Laurention University, and Director of the department's MA program. His expertise is in Forest History, having published a book and many articles on the history of forestry education in Ontario and British Columbia, Industry Silvicultural Initiatives and Government Forest Policy in Ontario, The Department of Aboriginal Affairs administration of aboriginal timber, and he is currently working on a history of Canadian forest entomology in the 1910s and 20s. Mark also spent 20 years working in the silvicultural industry in Ontario and Alberta, and is a member of several volunteer forest history and forestry boards.
Abstract: The talk provides context for the series, including Jim’s thoughts on forest history, the relationship between professional foresters and history, demographic shifts within the forest industry, and the possible future role of the CIF in Canadian forest history.
Mark's talk is part of a larger SSHRC project. Here, Mark’s argument is that a unique intersection of forces dictated that Nova Scotia would be the site of the first Canadian attempt to combat the spruce budworm, through the aerial application of chemicals.
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